DriveClub: Attention To Detail Is Crazy, Driver’s Shirt Gets Wet, Raindrops & Plants React Naturally

One of the best looking racers out there.

Posted By | On 13th, Dec. 2014 Under News, Screenshots | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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Say what you will about DriveClub but there is no doubt that it’s one of the prettiest games out there and the latest weather patch lifts the game to an altogether different level.Evolution Studios should have delayed this game by a few months more instead of pushing out a broken title back in October. Regardless, DriveClub is a different game now, and although a few issues such as the lackluster AI still remain, it’s now a very solid racer and might very be worth your money.

The attention to detail in DriveClub in literally mind boggling. As the screenshots below indicate, the rain droplets react to the speed, direction and acceleration of the car.

The cars don’t just ghost through the foliage as the plants react to the car’s movement. Even the background objects such as trees and the mountains are rendered in high resolution textures, something we don’t see in modern racing games. And top it all, even the driver’s shirt get wet.

Simply phenomenal.

All screenshots taken from this awesome thread at Neogaf.

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  • GHz

    Still patiently waiting for my free version.

    • Guest

      Well keep on waiting, you’ll it when I get my free version of FH2.

    • GHz

      DC free ver.? It’ll come. I’m sure.

    • colonel179

      It’s not a free version. It’s just a demo with more features included. Why is it a big deal with drive club?

    • Drakenkaizer

      it is actually a free version of it… it is not a demo…

    • getStacks11

      no its a demo only like 5 cars you can have…… thatd get boring quick

    • Dirkster_Dude

      It’s more than a demo and less than a full game. PS+ users get access to the 11 India tracks and 10 cars: Mini Cooper GP, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Bentley Continental GT V8, Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, BMW M3 GTS, Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale, Audi R8 V10 Plus, BAC Mono, Pagani Zonda R, RUF CTR3 Clubspor. Of course the car selection in the full version is also crap, because there is only 50 of them with no tuning or upgrade options.

    • getStacks11

      yea i know its only a demo. thats why i bought the full game….

    • Dirkster_Dude

      I would consider most of the full game a demo. You don’t have enough vehicle selection, while the scenery can be incredibly detailed it can look rough and ugly in some places (although that appears to be rare), the physics, the vehicle A.I., and points system seem more like a work in progress than a finished and fully fleshed out game.

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      Clearly some people dont know what a demo is.

    • Drakenkaizer

      what you call Killer Instinct?

    • getStacks11

      free to play…….. seriously you are dumb. Full game means full content which is not a demo….. a demo is partial content…….. free to play is partial content and you can buy items one at a time. drive club you can only upgrade from demo to full

    • GotNews4Ya

      I am almost willing to bet that Sony gives it away as a PS+ game soon to make up for all the issues people had…. And maybe gives all the original buyers a couple DLC packs to a few of Sony’s Titles or something. I dunno about how they will solve all of its problems.. but I don’t understand why the free version isn’t out yet.. how are they supposed to get the servers ready for all those people, since that is their excuse?

    • Michael Norris

      It’s part of the game…..and i mean ”part” of it.

    • GHz

      According to Sony, When Driveclub releases on the PS4 in October, PlayStation Plus members have access to a “free” version of the game. They will have access to all game modes, but only limited to 11 cars and 10 tracks.
      Pretty good for the fact you have access to all game modes. 11 cars aint bad if our not a car enthusiast. Me personally will be happy with the free ver.

    • bruce livingston

      To say it’s ‘just a demo’ is misleading, what other demo has this much content? Technically, anything short of the full game could be considered a demo I suppose, but once again, misleading to call it demo.

  • Starman

    “One of the best looking racers out there”

    With the sh***est gamply ever , in a driving game …the Ai feels like a game from the 1980’s .. tell all or say nothing ..stop trying to save the PS4 rep ..

    • Антон Иванов

      Your jealousy and lack of money for PS4 prevents you from judging the game objectively – Driveclub is laughing at Ryse’s prerendered cutscenes and 15 fps

    • uptownsoul

      I did find it odd that those who were bragging about Ryse did so only on the basis of how good it looked…Now a lot of those who were bragging about that game condemn people for bragging about DriveClub (which is the best looking racing game in console history)

    • d0x360

      Ryse was fun if you played it without the color prompts. You actually had to pay attention to the animation and watch the fight unfold naturally. It could use some note.variety but it was by no means a bad game and yes it was and still is visually impressive.

      The difference here is ryse was not only a launch title but they never claimed it was the best game ever made. The ads for drive club literally said forza killer which was hyperbole and nonsense. When you hype your own game up beyond any level near its quality you deserve ire. Blame Sony not the people who dont like the game.

    • Guest

      Now Ryse I liked, sure it has framerate issues and is only 900p (which is pathetic for a so-called next gen system) but it still looks good. But people need to realize that the cutscenes are not realtime, but rather prerendered (in other words, video) and I hate that. Give me the real thing. Don’t try to fool me with the prerendered video nonsense, especially in this gen. Now this is a perfect example of just how wrong the fanboys are. Ryse is said to suck yet is good to me but FH2 sucks big time to me, yet every nerd loser fanboy and their mother claims its good. And oh please, every game is hyped, give it a rest, kid.

    • d0x360

      Sad panda is sad…sorry buttercup your life will get better.

    • uptownsoul

      What does that have to do with the people bragging about Ryse for nothing other than its beauty…But now some of those very same people are criticizing people for bragging about DriveClub for the exact same reason????

    • d0x360

      There is a big difference. People were defending the visuals of Ryse not the gameplay. Nobody is denying drive club looks fantastic but its still a bad racing game.

      To each their own, some people might like the gameplay but based on reviews the majority opinion is that its not a great game. Why that seems to bother some people I’ll never understand. People act like Sony and evolution studios comes to their house and butters their bread. You can’t dislike a Sony game without the fanboys going ape **** like a bunch of 13 year old retards. Someday MAYBE they will grow out of it and be capable of conversing with someone who doesn’t agree with them but until that day you reap what you sow so if you don’t like people coming down hard on a game then you should spread the word of peace when they do the same.

      Also give Sony a shout and tell them to drop the hubris. It only makes them look arrogant and foolish. Forza killer this, halo killer that…its childish and apparently it works because it attracts moronic children to the brand who harp on everything that isn’t made by Sony.

    • uptownsoul

      Big difference? Based on reviews the majority opinion of BOTH Ryse & DriveClub were horrible representations in their respective genres…And they were both praised for their looks…Both Ryse & DriveClub were bad games that were defended based on looks alone…BOTH Xbox fanboys & Sony fanboys defended Ryse & DriveClub the EXACT same way…And both went after each other’s game the exact same way

    • Amith Thomas

      Well, that comparison makes no sense at all.

      Anyway, the rain is undoubtedly the best I’ve seen ever in a game. It actually is affected by motion and force, and you can see it behave like fluid, clumping up and flowing on the windshield ! Its incredible.
      The game doesn’t look quite as good as photo mode shows, because it has increased draw distance, shadows, trees, and most importantly, image clarity. However, just go to a youtube video and watch the weather – it will blow your mind either way. Actually, its way more impressive in motion than these screenshots show.

      Not only the rain, but the effects in general, coupled with the lighting… the best in any racing game so far, pCars included. (I’m a PC guy who keeps a close eye on pCars so…)

    • d0x360

      Yea it does look really good. The water sploosh from the wipers is scripted, its not a lnysics simulation but they put multiple animations that blend together and it easily is the best looking I’ve seen.

    • Guest

      And seriously did you expect it to be realtime on these weakas s systems?

    • Guest

      Photo mode doesn’t add increased draw distance, trees or add clarity. What are you kidding? It does add some sort of AA but you can see it as its happening and all its really doing is blurring the image. It actually looks better w/o the AA blurring and you can easily take a shot/photo before the AA image processing kicks in. So I don’t know what the heck you’re talking about.

    • Amith Thomas

      Nope, just go look at the comparisons on NeoGaf or something. There is a significant difference. Draw distance and shadows included. The AA makes many shots look unbeilevably pristine too. You are right in saying that the AA blurring (often on the roads, for example) looks weird.

    • Guest

      Well I have the game and don’t see any trees being added in or the draw distance extended, so you’re going to have to show me these pics to prove it cuz it aint happening when I look at it in real life.

    • bardock5151

      Photo mode does actually add more detail that isn’t there during actual gameplay. LOD, draw distance, AA, effects are all improved in still mode.

    • Guest

      What a miserable little bas tard. it must seriously suck being you. The game plays fine and every who has the game likes it, only the hating trolling fanboys hate on it. But whatever, its your lose.

    • Guest

      A ha, you’re just mad cuz FH2 looks worst and plays like sh it. Driving around all aimlessly trying to find things to do isn’t as fun. And the graphics are definitely weaker. Now that game plays like a 80’s game with even worst AI, drivatar is a joke.

    • d0x360

      So you have never played forza then. If you are gonna act like a fanboy troll at the very least have the balls to login and do a better job of hiding you idiocy. Obvious fanboy is obvious

    • Guest

      I’ve never played it? I own it, I bought it because I was stupid enough to believe all you stupid fanboys.And I hate the way the game plays. I regret buying it and it bores me to tears. And I don’t have the guts to login. This is my login name moron. If you are going to make assumptions at least be right. Oh who am I kidding, all you fanboys are dumb as rocks.

    • bardock5151

      I’m thinking you’re one of those fools on metacritic who “bought” all the Xbox exclusives and scored them at 0/10. Yet every playstation exclusive you score as perfect. People like you are quite pathetic. You and your lot are the worst of the worst of fanboys.

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    • Adrian

      October Video?

    • mo.e

      This is a common feature of pretty much all racing games of the last couple of years.

    • coolgamer

      go play your 720p games on your 720p xbox one, jealous dumbass.
      if weshow this game and these screenshots to 1000 people, 900 will think these actually are some true pictures from a car.

      your xbox master invested 2 billions in a minecraft game not a single gamer cares about, instead of creating 20 or 30 studios, hiring 1000 designers, coders, engineers, etc, so xbox one owners can get dozens/hundreds of great AAA games. instead, your xbox master spent those 2 billions in minecraft. wow, how can you be proud of your console, after that ? i would feel cheated, disgusted, to a point, i would burn my xbox one.

      but no. you and other elements from your race, keep on flooding websites, and keep on spreading shiit about sony games.

      i try to find words to qualify such stupidity as yours, but it’s just too much to handle.

      what a miserable race you are, you and most xbox fans. most, because there still are some clever guys who do love games, above wars and fanboyism, and have both consoles, and are happy when a great game is released on x or y console.

      even my 13 month cat is more intelligent than you, do you realize that ?

      can you see those trees? and rain reflections on the road? the water, etc ?
      that is ONLY the beginning of the ps4 GPGPU computing.
      just wait until devs finally start using the 64 compute paths (vs 16 on xbox one and 2 on pcs, until recently), the 18 ACU’s, and those ultra-fast gigabytes of GDDR5 memory.

      all those things, that so far, were rendered using simple textures, like pavement, walls, stones, mountains, trees, leaves, flowers, water, snow, rain, sand, etc etc, and all those things that use repetitive patterns, from now on, ps4 devs will start using the gpu to calculate all that stuff, and the scenery, world, etc, will look even more in real life. instead of using tons of cpu to calculate and display a wall made of concrete and bricks, all that will be processed via the gpu, that will be able to render billions of things at the same time.

      next year, the ps4 will sell another 20 million units, fantastic AAA games will arrive every single month.
      of course, the same press and medias will be there, to give 6/10 scores to all the ps4 exclusive games. but even with those reviews, games will sell incredibly, just like the ps4 will sell like crazy.
      of course, quantum and halo, the only 2 xbox one games, will get 10/10 from the american press. no surprise.

      the most funny part, is that you guys, will keep on bashing anything from sony, like you did today, and the xbox one games will still run at 720p. prepare yourself for being even more mad and sad: ps4 games will look better and better and better. just look at uncharted 1 and uncharted 3, and that, on ultra complex hardware/cpu.

      now, imagine killzone shadow fall, driveclub and uncharted 4, the first generation of games on the ps4, and imagine in 2 or 3 years, on a much easier x86 architecture, how a killzone shadow fall 3, a driveclub 3 and uncharted 6 will look like.
      meanwhile, devs will be struggling with the xbox one, trying to run games at 720p, with the same press-media publishing fantastic 10/10 xbox one reviews, to help with sales, and microsoft, offering a ferrari, a girl and a house, to whoever buys an xbox one, at 99$ + 10 free games.

      it must be so sad, owning an xbox one, and seeing what the ps4 is doing, and will do. again, think about the 100 AAA games microsoft could have done, during the xbox one life cycle, with the 2 billions from minecraf purchase… sad, isn’t it…

    • GotNews4Ya

      lol… This was so extreme.. I laughed the whole time. A bit much, but still awesome none the less.

    • bardock5151

      Your whole post bangs on about 720p and bias in the media and talking of triple AAA games. Funny thing is there are realistically next to no 720p games on the Xbox One even the couple that are were released a year ago or by a poor developer (whoever it was that made pes lol). All new games are being released at either 900p and higher, which is in all honesty fine. Far cry is a brilliant example of how only fools pretend they can pick lower resolution in motion, maybe at 720p compared to 1080p (which isn’t happening anymore) but 900p provides an image quality that requires a still frame and line counting to know it from 1080p.

      All those AAA games you are referring to coming to Playstation, aren’t actually all AAA. Most are developed by small studios with small budgets but advertised by Sony in such a way that makes sheep like you believe they are all AAA. All those “AAA” games are also highly niche games and for the most part interest very few.

      As for the graphical prowess of either console and actual versatility, the Xbox One has provided the most photo realistic games to date and is set to provide another stunner in Quantum Break, Halo, RoTTR, Fable legends etc. Every PS4 title released to date also shows severe bottle necking on the CPU, which I’m sorry to tell you will limit you’re imagined power when it comes to gpGPU.

      In reality you’re just a Sony cheerleader with a hate on for anything Microsoft and the western world. Those high review scores (which really don’t matter to the extent you build them up to) are accurate to the game’s. Halo is a critically acclaimed title and well loved by the many millions of fans most if not all of whom continue to buy into the series and gameplay they love. The same applies to all of Microsoft’s other titles released, each of them aren’t just reviewed highly without reason, each has very high sales, with many millions of fans and most of the titles sell better than Sony exclusive titles. It makes you look like a simple idiot who doesn’t understand not everybody has the same demented views toward companies and games that you do.

      Stop being such a fanatical douche for Sony and you may just notice Sony isn’t the great overlord you want them to be. It must be such a sad life to completely dismiss one console and all it’s fans and user base just because you’re upset you don’t like your purchase.

      While replying to your post I found my self wondering if the jokes on me and you were pulling a great prank, I’m still not certain you were serious as I find it hard to believe anybody is as pathetic as you’re pretending to be.

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      The PS4’s rep doesn’t need saving, its just fine, even with people like you trying to ruin it.

  • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

    Still rather meh. I don’t really see what is special. Need For Speed was doing environmental reaction in foliage as far back as the PC version Porsche Unleashed in 2000 and it was prominent in Most Wanted. Wet drivers and water physics in Grand Prix 4.

    I guess it’s shinier and a little more detailed but most of it’s attention to detail tricks were done years ago on PC.

  • Zanna

    Yeah cool but…what about other details ? Because unfortunately all the rest is missing… like a racing game for example. Because usually I don’t spend all my time to see if the leaves move realistically because in case I buy NatureClub not DriveClub.

  • mo.e

    “Driver’s Shirt Gets Wet”. Why are the seats and why is his helmet dry? “Attention To Detail Is Crazy”

  • hiawa23

    I rented it, did not like it, and rain beeding on the window is not changing that. FH2 is good enough as my tastes go.

  • Lennox

    I’m more of a Forza fan but I must admit, those graphics are insane.

  • spideynut71

    It’s a shame the same “attention to detail” wasn’t put into launching on time, and with all basic features actually working.

  • TheFanboySlayer

    Some of the people in the comments are dumb and obviously haven’t played the game…Or even know enough..my advice for the casual viewer be warned…don’t take their views as facts.

  • Dirkster_Dude

    While the rendering is impressive it is unfortunate that they spent more time on those details than the driving model and points system, which are both flawed when you compare such systems to what is available in other racers whether they be arcade or simulation type games.

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    Its not even debatable there is no better looking racer period, but lets face it that’s not the issue with this game, is a beautiful game but unforntunetly thats about where it ends.

  • bruce livingston

    In picture 2, is that flower reflecting off the car?

  • Bliss Seeker

    This game has everything.

  • Seifer90

    Pretty graphics doesn’t mean that the game is good though.


 

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